Ancient Rings of Time

Giant clams lie settled atop distant mountain peaks; their arid husks supressing the brackish smell of ancient waves that once bathed them in their shallow, dampened beds.   Peeling back the layers with chemical precision, we read huddled rings like geological Tarots; tealeaves strained by Gaia’s aged sieve.   Calcified …

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A Fake Diamond in the Sky

Your pockmarked face conceals a hidden truth, Guarding your age like some resentful crone And leading us astray with dreams of youth. A replica of our most precious stone, Brought down by men whose footsteps fouled your home, Reveals to us when your decay set in. Your secret is no …

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An Astronaut’s Broken Heart

Launched into space like puppets on a string, These metal ships danced fiercely on the waves; Such precious cargo was held deep within, Laden with men who would see early graves. A tranquil sea lay out before their eyes, Revealing scenes that only they have seen; The shadow of the …

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Our Children Are Not Werewolves

The moon it rises overhead, As children sleep and go to bed; But when it swaps from old to new Do angels see their horns come through, Whilst hunters smear their faces red.   And are their dreams full of bloodshed; Turning to nightmares full of dread. Leaving their thoughts …

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